DEFINITIONS

Definitions

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Alteration Type - I

An Alteration Type-I application is required when there is a major change to the Certificate of Occupancy of a building. Most commonly, an Alteration Type-I Application will be used to change the Maximum Number of Persons for space, to change the Occupancy or Use Group of a space, and/or to change the Description of a space. For more information, you can contact us or

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Alteration Type-II

An Alteration Type-II application is an alteration that doesn’t change the use or occupancy of the building but requires several types of work. An Alteration Type-II Application may be used when there is no change to the Certificate of Occupancy due to the proposed alterations. When an Alteration Type-II is filed under Directive-14, the Applicant or other NYS Registered Professional Engineer or Registered Architect may sign off the application with a Directive-14 Final Inspection. For more information, you can contact us or

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Alteration Type-III

An Alteration Type-III application is a minor alteration that involves only one type of work. For more information, you can contact us or

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Backflow Prevention

(Reduced Pressure Zone Backflow Prevention Device) a device containing two independently acting check valves on both sides of an automatically operated pressure differential relief valve, all located between two resilient seated shutoff valves. Acceptable devices must be listed by the New York State Department of Health. For more information, you can contact us or

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Builders Pavement Plan (BPP)

A Builders Pavement Plan is generally filed by a professional engineer or registered architect. For lots fronting fully developed sidewalks, curbs and roadways you will need an architectural survey taken or updated within the last 2 years. You will also need 35 mm photographs of the sidewalk, curb, and roadway along with a completed builders pavement checklist. For lots fronting undeveloped sidewalks, curbs or roadways you will need a standard builders pavement plan. For more information, you can contact us or

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Curb Cut (CC)

The City regulates the making and modifying of curb cuts. This is done to ensure that each curb cut project is registered and complies with size and location requirements. For more information, you can contact us

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Double Check Valve (DCV)

Device with two single, independently acting check valves, including tightly closing shutoff valves located at each end of the assembly and suitable connections for testing the water tightness of each check valve, and listed by the New York State Department of Health. For more information, you can contact us

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Fence

Construction fences must have project information panels that meet style guide content, color, font, material, and size requirements. Project information panels must be legible,securely attached, and free of sharp edges, protruding nails, or similar hazards at all times. These panels must also be posted in accordance with the location requirements. For more information, you can contact us or

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